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Thailand’s economy has expanded at its fastest pace in 4 years. GDP came in at 3.7% year-on-year in the second quarter, handily beating economists’ forecasts.
Asian markets are trading cautiously ahead of the US open as participants await the latest developments in the White House political saga. However the Hang Seng Index has been boosted by a big surge in the price of China Unicom to a 2-year high. The mainland’s second largest wireless telecoms firm will raise $11.7bn in a private placement to companies including Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. It is the first test of the so-called “mixed ownership reform”, which is being promoted by regulators to allow private capital into state-owned companies.
On Tuesday’s Money Talk, Connie Bolland of Economic Research Analysis and Karine Hirn from East Capital provide their analysis of the latest business and finance news. CLSA’s Tokyo based Japan strategist Nick Smith brings us his thoughts on Japan’s economy and financial markets. In the second half of the programme we are joined by Antonello De Riu, the Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau. (8am-9am, email to email@example.com)
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
Enjoy your summer.
On the 123 Show, our contributor Annalie Chow was joined by animals and insects enthusiast Bowie Chan to talk about his unusual pets, including a Brazilian rainbow boa, a tokay gecko and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. You can't miss it! Stay tuned for more of the interview with Bowie Chan on the 123 Show on August 18.
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